Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies with Zesty Orange & Oats
When I’m in the mood for biscuits, I want a recipe that is quick and simple to make. I find a cookie craving needs to be satisfied fast, or I might be in danger of a trip to the shops for a packet of biscuits loaded with sugar and other unwanted ingredients. These crunchy peanut butter cookies with zesty orange & oats fit the bill nicely.
The biscuits are crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside and can be made in 30 minutes from start to finish. They are made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats for additional nutrition. The cookies are light on sugar but strong on flavour; the peanut butter and orange compliment each other in a highly satisfying way. They make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa and fill any holes that might be encountered through the day.
- 50 g salted butter
- 50 g crunchy peanut butter
- 75 g light muscovado sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 egg
- 100 g wholemeal spelt flour
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 75 g rolled oats
- Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the orange zest, followed by the egg.
- Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add the oats. Mix until just combined.
- Place heaped teaspoonfuls well apart on a large lined baking tray or two small ones.
- Place in a ready heated oven and bake at 180℃ for 10-12 minutes, depending on how well done you like your biscuits.
Add 75g of chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey dimension.
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